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Old 07-27-2011, 12:50 PM
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Default Excal II Battery Charging Question.

I know the rule of thumb about charging the battery for the Excal II after each use. My question is, How long should I charge my batter for if I haven't used it for months. Should I just use it till it dies and Charge it for a certian amount of time. I took it out yesterday, first time in about 6 months and it seems to have not lost a charge at all, but everyone says it slowly looses a charge even if you don't use it. Since there is no battery indacator I'm not sure how much charge it has???

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I know the rule of thumb about charging the battery for the Excal II after each use. My question is, How long should I charge my batter for if I haven't used it for months. Should I just use it till it dies and Charge it for a certian amount of time. I took it out yesterday, first time in about 6 months and it seems to have not lost a charge at all, but everyone says it slowly looses a charge even if you don't use it. Since there is no battery indacator I'm not sure how much charge it has???

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I would just charge it over night ..... Thats what I do.

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Old 07-27-2011, 06:59 PM
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Thanks JBEXPRESS, I figure, I'll be out at the beach for at least 3 hrs, so I'll charge it at least 6-8 hrs. Is there a way to check the battery for voltage as far as using a meter? Surfs been chopped up here in the eastern FL coast from the off shore storm last week, I'm going out to get the goodies left behind from the other MD's....

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check this out

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I think I read they need a good 16 hours for a full charge. I get over 12 hours of detecting on the charge. I never let it run fully dry. I generally hunt about 3 hours a day and charge it every 3 or 4 days.
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When you purchase brand new,should you fully charge battery?

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Originally Posted by floridabill View post
check this out

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That is awsome. I am going to get one and check it out. At least you can tell if your battery is charged and if you only have one battery and need it charged in a quick, you can do it. Thanks for the info!

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Myself and Pete (Erikk) are on our second year with them and they have worked flawless.

It really pays of when you wake up in the morning and realize, hey I didn't charge my machine. No 17 hrs, more like 10 minutes. Make sure you watch ebay to save some $$$$$$$$$$

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That is awsome. I am going to get one and check it out. At least you can tell if your battery is charged and if you only have one battery and need it charged in a quick, you can do it. Thanks for the info!

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I looked on ebay and didn't see any, but a quick search on google took me to "Robot Shop" web site and they have the exact same model you have shown in your pictures for $45. I thought they would be alot more than that, so I already feel like I got a good deal...

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You will love the set up I have been charging it about half way between 0 and 1 and it takes about 10 - 15 minutes and seems to be working fine...

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You can also use one of these for a power supply
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Rocks get this charger & adapter http://www.onlybatterypacks.com charger part#11535 adapter part# 11534 Red light charging green light charged 10 to 20 minutes max- full charge,you will never use that stock charger again,mark my word,happy hunting Earl
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I've got to agree, i bought a battery pack and charger from them, i wanted a backup battery in case my original dies. I used the charger a few days ago, and WOW was that quick....Great charger!

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Even the newer batteries that dont have a so called memory should occasionally be flattened to ensure longer life.

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Even the newer batteries that dont have a so called memory should occasionally be flattened to ensure longer life.

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That could be true however I am well into my second year with the quick charging only and it's still seems to be going strong. Even if it goes bad at this point it owes me nothing.

I have a spare waiting I hope it will still work when the original finally gives out

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